The Department of Transfusion Medicine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University celebrated World Blood Donor Day in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare. In the morning of 14 June, a rally took place with donors wearing special T-shirts, and banners flying. A motivational programme was followed by a blood collection via bloodmobile. A meeting of the National Safe Blood Transfusion Council was held on the day.

SANDHANI, a voluntary blood donation organization run by medical and dental students also celebrated World Blood Donor Day. Voluntary blood donation camps were set up in every medical college unit and other academic institutions. An essay competition was arranged, and cultural programmes highlighting the humanitarian aspects of safe and voluntary blood donation took place.

Dr. Md.Ashadul Islam
Department of Transfusion Medicine
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
Shahabag, Dhaka-1000
Dr Mohammad Rakibul Hasan